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Ginkakuji

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Highlight:The Silver Pavilion Temple was constructed in 1474 as part of a villa for the Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa. Originally intended to be covered in silver to match it's counterpart, Kinkakuji, the Golden Pavilion Temple, was never carried out due to politics.

Open:8:30am to 5:00pm
Admission:500 Yen
Address:KarasumaHigashi-iru Imadegawa-dorih

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Heianjingu

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Highlight:Heian shrine is symbolic location commemorating the life of Emperor Kammu who made Heian (Kyoto) the capital of Japan in 794 and Emperor Komei who was the 121st and last ruler of the time that Heian was the capital of Japan. Today, it does not only figure as a tourist attraction for foreign visitors but also serves as the spiritual center of the nation as a whole, as well as of the patriotic citizens of Kyoto.

Open:6:00am to 6:00pm
Admission:600 Yen
Address:Nishitenno-cho Okazaki Sakyo-ku

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Yasakajinja

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Highlight:Many People Visit Yasaka Jinja for "hatsu mode" which means the first visit of the year to a shrine. On new years day, many visitors will gather to pray for a safe and healthy year.

Open:all day
Admission:free
Address:625 Gion-machikitagawa Higashiyama-ku

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Kiyomizudera

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Highlight:One of the most beloved Temples in Kyoto, houses The Otowa-no-taki, a waterfall that is said to have great healing powers. The Jishu Shrine is dedicated to the deity of love. Accomplishing some of the attractions is said to bring you good luck in your love life.

Open:6:00am to 6:00pm
Admission:300 Yen
Address:294 1chome Kiyomizu Higashiyama-ku

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Sanjusangendo

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Highlight:It is Japan's longest wooden building spanning 118 meters. This temple is run by the Hyoho-in, which is part of the Tendai school of Buddhism. Housed in the center, the 1000 armed Kannon diety of Mercy stands 6 feet tall, sculpted by the famous Kamakura sculptor Tankei and is considered a Japanese National Treasure.

Open:8:00am to 5:00pm
Admission:600 Yen
Address:657 Mawari-cho Sanjusangendo Higashiyama-ku

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Yoshidajinja


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Honen-in


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Eikando


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Nanzenji


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Chion-in


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Maruyamakoen


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Kodaiji


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Chishakuin


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Sen-nyuji


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Daigoji


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Ken-ninji


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Enryakuji


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